Alma Angotti is a Managing Director and co-lead of the Global Investigations & Compliance practice. A widely recognized anti-money laundering (AML) expert, she has trained and advised the financial services industry as well as other regulators and government officials worldwide on AML and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) compliance. Alma has an extensive background as an enforcement attorney conducting investigations and litigating a variety of enforcement actions.
Alma has counseled her clients, large global financial institutions as well as regional institutions, in a variety of projects, including gap analyses, compliance program reviews, risk assessments, remediation efforts, and transaction reviews.
Recently, Alma held acting senior AML compliance leadership positions at several global and regional financial institutions providing day-to-day management of their compliance programs and assisting them with implementing enhancements, often in the context of a regulatory or criminal enforcement action.
With more than 25 years of regulatory practice, Alma has held senior enforcement positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). As a regulator, she had responsibility for a wide range of compliance and enforcement issues affecting broker-dealers, issuers, banks and other financial institutions.
Alma is a frequent speaker and author on AML/CFT and economic sanctions issues.